Kankakee Illinois February 25, 2018— Flooding has impacted countless homes and businesses within Kankakee and Iroquois County leaving many displaced and facing significant loss. The Kankakee Area Jaycees is organizing emergency relief to help provide needed supplies.
Monetary donations are being accepted via check and PayPal. Jaycee Amber Cahue is working closely with task force leaders in the impacted areas to collect a list of needed items. The funds collected will be used to meet the needs of the flood victims and provide things such as cleaning supplies, safety items, general supplies, dry goods, water pumps, sandbags, secure transportation, canned goods, pet supplies and meals for those in shelters and volunteers. The goal is to be able to provide funds to secure what is needed as the need arrives.
Checks can be made out to Kankakee Area Jaycees, with the memo “Flood Relief.”
Mail checks to P.O. Box 1991Kankakee Illinois 60901 or drop them off at the locations listed below.
Donations by PayPal or credit card.
Helpful items are also being collected. Multiple drop locations have been set up where helpful items can be dropped off. Cases of bottled water, cleaning supplies (bleach, buckets, garbage bags, gloves), canned goods, dry goods and checks made out to Kankakee Area Jaycees to fund supplying other relief related items as needed.
Drop off locations:
Paradox Emporium located at 101 N Kinzie Ave Bradley, IL ph# (815) 304-5070
Court Street Ford located at 558 William R Latham SR Dr. Bourbonnais, IL ph# (815) 939-9600
Firehouse Pub located at 22-28 N. Dixie Highway Momence, IL ph# (815) 472-4340
Bargains and Treasures located at 396 Kennedy Dr, Bradley, IL ph# (815) 304-5295
Trinity Church located at 1658 E Walnut St, Watseka, IL ph# (815) 432-4070
This list of needs and drop off locations may change as time goes on, please follow us at facebook.com/K3Jaycees/ or contact Amber Cahue for updates on what is needed.
Volunteers are also needed. If you’re interested in volunteering to help, please contact Amber.
About the Kankakee Area Jaycees
Our mission is to provide young persons with leadership and management training through community service and individual development programs; aligning with the overall mission to empower them to create positive change in their communities.
Press Contact: Amber Cahue
Cell: (815) 5301955